Blaffer presents an exhibition of works by 12 graduating MFA candidates from the University of Houston School of Art in 2013: Megan Badger, Christopher Cascio, Erica Ciesielski Chaikin, Fiona Cochran, Carrie Cook, Stacey Farrell, El Franco Lee II, Elicia Garcia, Jessica Ninci, Stephen Paré, Jasleen Sarai, and Katelin Washmon.
These artists represent five departments in the UH Masters of Fine Arts Program: Graphic Communications, Interdisciplinary Practice and Emerging Forms, Painting, Photography/Digital Media and Sculpture.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue designed and produced by associate professor Fiona McGettigan's Junior II Graphic Communications class using the design of UH student Gregg Jackson and features an introductory essay by Amy Powell, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow at Blaffer Art Museum. Copies will be available at the UH School of Art main office and at Blaffer Art Museum.
The opening reception on March 29 features performances by Jasleen Sarai and Stephen Paré in collaboration with Earthen Vessels, choreography by Sandra Organ Solis.
There will be two gallery talks for this exhibitions that are open to the public: April 3 with moderator Katherine Veneman, curator of education, and artists Megan Badger, Erica Ciesielski Chaikin, Elicia Garcia, Stephen Paré, Jasleen Sarai and Katelin Washmon; and April 10 with moderator Amy Powell, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow, with artists Christopher Cascio, Carrie Cook, Fiona Cochran, Stacey Farrell, El Franco Lee II and Jessica Ninci.